Vietnam Studies

This program will be offered summer 2016. Please check back for updated information.

Discover Vietnam

Discover Vietnam, from its largest cities to its smallest villages, from the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion in Tay Ninh to ancient Cham relics at My Son, from the rainforests and pristine beaches of Cat Ba Island to forgotten places where young Americans and Vietnamese once fought for their lives. Learn from the source; your teachers are monks, war veterans, Vietnamese professors, artists, students, farmers and villagers. Visit the vestiges of the terrible 25-year war that brought the United States to Vietnam, and consider the war from a variety of American and Vietnamese perspectives.

Check out photos from previous years!


15-29 May, 2013

Academic Credit

4 semester hours of credit in HIS 497 and 3 semester hours in 597


Undergraduate $5499/Graduate $5699

Program fee includes flight, tuition, some meals, housing, fees and in-country transportation. 


18 March 2013 for application/deposit; 22 March 2013 final payment.

Financial Aid

This program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth in the International Programs Office before requesting a Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university's Financial Aid Office.


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. The director of the program, in consultation with the Director of International Education are responsible for final enrollment decisions. 

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 22 March 2013. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations. 

Additional Information

Program Director
Dr. Heather Stur